Had a really pleasing day yesterday, started off with a lovely little Goldcrest coming and perching on a patio holly just outside our window. That was in addition to our usual feeding frenzy of Goldfinches, Coal,Great and Blue Tits with the occasional Woodpecker and resident Collared Doves.Then I had an otter run across the road in front of the car near Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels as I drove to Bonsai Club at Taunton in the dark. PhotoRSPB
There I won, yes I was lucky enough to win the novices first prize for the best results of the year based on our monthly tree of the club competition.
Here is a selection of the trees that helped me win over the months
progress and after all these years of bonsai neglect my trees have really benefited from me joining a club and getting some proper hands on advice, books are all very well but I don’t think you can beat the personal help from an experienced grower. You can see that in the improvement of the White pine from June (above) and the Black Pine .March (above) and then at the end of the summer (below)